In recent years, The Norwegian Wind Ensemble has paved the way, both nationally and internationally, for classical improvisation. Real-time music is improvisation using a classical musical language – created live and in the moment.
Our commitment to real time performance has in recent years paved the way for a new interpretation of classical music. In collaboration with Professor Geir Lysne, the ensemble has worked to develop both a collective knowledge and an individual skill in improvisation, within a classical framework.
Our real time music concerts give the audience a unique experience each and every performance. The music has never been played before, nor will there be any attempt to re-create the exact moment again. There is neither sheet music nor predetermined decisions made to lead the direction the music takes.
In addition, the ensemble has become a reference point in Europe, where educational institutions send their students for professional development in real time music.
During the autumn of 2016, The Norwegian Wind Ensemble produced several large real time music projects in collaboration with the award-winning German pianist Michael Wollny, including:
The Ultima Festival in Oslo and Musikfest, Alte Oper (Frankfurt)
Prélude à l'après-midi des Trolls
These unique events showcased improvised classical concerts inspired by Debussy's masterpiece, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Rolf-Liebermann-Studio, NDR (Hamburg)
After the success at the Leipziger Jazz Festival in 2015, the ensemble was invited back to Germany for a project in Hamburg featuring a live improvised soundtrack to the silent film, Nosferatu
. Both concerts in Hamburg were sold out.
REAL TIME MUSIC PROJECTS IN 2017 INCLUDE:
Olavshallen in Trondheim, Norway:
Images of Spring
Improvised classical concerts inspired by Stravinsky's masterpiece, The Rite of Spring.
Versicherungskammer Bayern, Munich and Konzerthaus Dortmund:
Live improvised soundtrack to the silent film, Nosferatu.
The concert in Munich were sold out.
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